Barrel-Aged Champurrado Krampus (2021)
Old Irving Brewing Co.
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About This Beer
Each sip of this seasonal release is hauntingly decadent as a chomp from chili-cacao bark. The deep, bittersweet flavors of cacao and vanilla fill the palate right up front, before tinges of cinnamon cut the sweetness away. Then, towards the finish, the chilis create a sweet heat ready to follow you for the rest of the night!
Old Irving’s annual Krampus release is a staple in the Chicago craft scene. After 5 years of Krampus, Windy City faithful rate every vintage of this beast a massive 4.2 or higher. It’s a monster the city welcomes back with open arms every December! This time around, the crew started by stashing away their Milk Stout base in Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels for 12 months. Then, they added in classic lacings of vanilla and cacao nibs, before enhancing it further with Saigon cinnamon and chilis for a spiced pour of near-black magic, with a touch of scintillating heat!